With brill, octopus and beef ribs on the menu, this isn’t your Dalston mate’s idea of a Turkish restaurant Yeni is the London counterpart of a feted Istanbul restaurant, but you wouldn’t know it from the Soho restaurant’s website. For the casual observer, the only clues to its Turkish origins are its somewhat enigmatic name and … Continue reading
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Sabor review – tapas downstairs, roast suckling pig upstairs
Not quite the Barrafina 2.0 you were hoping for I try not to write too much about the personalities in London’s restaurant business for many reasons. But when two of the people behind Barrafina, the capital’s landmark tapas mini-chain, strike out on their own then I can’t help but sit up and take notice. Nieves … Continue reading
Sparrow review – eating out takes flight in Lewisham
A southeast London restaurant worth getting excited about The idea that southeast London is a gastronomic desert bereft of anywhere good to eat out is a long-held canard. Although somewhat overstated, especially in boroughs with relative wealth and proximity to Zone 1, there is an element of truth to it. With the locals spending the … Continue reading
Hill and Szrok Pub review – Old Street meat pub is worth a butcher’s hook
Steakhouse and pub all-in-one Update 19/7/21 – this restaurant has now closed The original Hill and Szrok is a butchers in Broadway Market that branched out into catering. Re-purposing its central marble slab into a communal table, the butcher turned into a self-described ‘cookshop’ at night. ‘Cookshops’ are apparently the Regency-era precursors to restaurants in … Continue reading
Kopapa review 2 – breakfast and brunch bonanza
Is my favourite breakfast place in London still up to scratch? It’s been a while since my first visit to Kopapa, an Australian Antipodean cafe/restaurant that serves up a delicious French toast for breakfast, not because I haven’t wanted to but simply because I’ve been sidetracked by all the other places I’ve been eating at. … Continue reading
Kopapa review – breakfast done right?
If you’ve been following this blog then you’ll know that I’ve been on the hunt for an affordable and filling, yet gastronomically interesting breakfast for some time now. I may have found it at Kopapa, a cafe/restaurant in the Seven Dials part of London’s Covent Garden. One of the most important parts of any breakfast … Continue reading
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